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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by forum to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    NRS

  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS

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    I’m 13 first and I don’t want to live at him anymore. It is very toxic and abusive. But I don’t know how to leave, I already have people that will take me in. But I don’t know how to tell my parents I want to leave. Plz help

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    im 13 and dont like my mom she yells at me all the time slaps me and puches me she treat me diffrently from my othor brothers and sisters she put me down constinly

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
    If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi my names.I just don’t want to live with her anymore the older I have gotten the more I realize the things she does is so wrong but she mentally abused me ever since I was a kid makes me think I’m a bad kid and takes her anger out on me and if she’s not happy , her happiness depends on me if she’s not happy I’m not happy I didn’t realize how this affects my life at all I don’t want to be here anymore it makes me want to run away..we don’t even have a home anymore since dad killed himself it’s been two years since I’ve had a home I live in a room with a microwave and tiny refrigerator. I’ve tried overdosing more than 3 times and slot my wrist but later learned I did it wrong haha..mom has only called me pretty once what made me so happy but mom needs help she gets mad and only talks about how bad her day was to me everyday for 1-2 hrs when she gets home and gets mad if I’m to busy so I have to listen to just be on her good side... I’m tired I want to turn 18 and change my name and run away forever growing up being raped molested and mentally abused I kept thinking it was all my fault she even got so mad at me at the age 14 she locked me up in the garage I wanted to escape but while I was peeking through under the garage door dad came home and she came in and took me and she said sorry , I guess that was her limit she used to threaten to pull my hair and hit me all the time just to be good I don’t want to live anymore cause I’m afraid I’ll always be her bad ugly kid who doesn’t appreciate things but I just want to be free please I beg anyone
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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    hi, i am 14 years old and i just don’t feel safe at home. my parents are devorced. i was living with my mom but something happened there with my siblings and my mom and i just don’t feel safe there becuase all of my siblings live there. and so i live with my dad now. and it was all going okay but after we moved he got huge into drinking again and now he’s just drunk every night saying rude stuff to me and about my boyfriend who he has met once. i’m honestly scared one of these times my dad is going to hit me. i was just at my boyfriends house last week up until yesterday night. out of nowhere my dad just started to text me and my boyfriends mom going crazy. saying that i lied about stuff , but me and my boyfriends mom both have proof of everything over text that he said. and everything was okay for me to go there. he was just making up lies and lies. he threatened my boyfriend and his mom. and we have that in proof too. i do not feel safe with either of my parents. i only feel safe with my boyfriend and his mom. and mind you, we’ve been dating for a while now. we got together in november and we dated until january. then we decided to take a break but we still talked in between and now we are back together since july 12th

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    We are glad you reached out to us for help. You have a lot of serious issues going on in your house, and it sounds overwhelming. It makes sense that you are thinking about running away again. Based on what you included in your post, you have already thought about many options. We are a non-directive agency, which means we won’t tell you what to do. We will go through all your options (some you may not have already considered) and help you figure out the safest and best plan for you. We have resources available that we can conference call with you to get you the help you need both for the short and long term and make sure those resources and programs can deliver the help you need. We would like to talk with you in more detail about your specific situation. We understand that living on the street seems like a better option than your house, but there are serious safety concerns we want to go over with you about that. We think we can find some other more safe options that will still get you what you want. To talk to us more about your options you can reach us anytime on a chat through our website or call us on our crisis hotline at (800) RUNAWAY. Both are available 24/7 and completely confidential.

    Best,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I am 12 years old and I hate it at home. I have three siblings and live with my parents. My parents are constantly fighting and it makes me feel so depressed. I have severe trust issues and I have no friends to talk to. I've tried running away five times before and I've tried self harm at least three. My parents are falling apart and it's hurting me. My dad is never home and when he is I hate being around him. My mom said she doesn't care about anything anymore and wants to give up. I have valuable items in my house which I plan to sell and get money so I can live in the streets. My little sister, who is four, always yells at me and scratches me. She always tells me that she hates me and that I'm an idiot. My parents don't do anything about it. My brothers are weird. One day they'll be nice to me and the next they'll push and yell at me if I get near them. I can't live with my grandparents because they're both old and don't have much money. My uncle's both have their lives twisted. Every other family member is too old, doesn't have child like environment, or aren't ready for a kid yet. Just now we've started online school and my parents are fighting more than ever. My mom is supposed to help us with school but she doesn't want to. My dad works all day from 6am to 6pm so when he gets home he goes right to sleep. It's obvious that my older brother is the favorite. I'm ready to just run away from this family. Hell I'll even join a gang to survive, that's how desperate I am to get out of the family.

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now with your boyfriend and you’re feeling like leaving is one of his only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by forum to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi my names robo and my boyfriend recently contacted me saying how he’s parents have threatened to beat him if the catch him with me they have also told him that he does not have anxiety and depression he diagnosed by a doctor and a therapist he also never feels loved in he’s house hold and get emotionaly abused by his parents so he asked me if he could run away and come to my house since I have an extra bed in my house so we where talking about me and my mom picking him up in the middle of the night have him run out get into our car and take him home so he will have a family that loves and cares for him better than his parents should we do it?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hello,

    You mentioned some things that raise concern for your safety and well-being. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you have the right to report it. We are not experts on the issue, but generally once it's been reported, social services will either decide whether or not to take the case and further investigate. If they do take the case, they will send out someone from child protective services to do an investigation (interviewing people in the household) and from there they will decide the level of danger within the household. It generally ranges from no danger (the youth stays in the home, some services are given, and the case is closed), moderate danger (they will provide family services with possible temporary displacement) and high danger (they will remove the youth from the home and offer certain services).

    If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. Their number is 800-422-4453. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

    Please be safe and reach out soon by phone (800)- RUNAWAY or chat (www.1800RUNAWAY.org) so that we may help.
    Take care,
    NRS

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    I don’t feel safe and loved by my family at home. They don’t want to keep me and they hit me

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  • ccsmod5
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    Hi there,


    Thanks for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. You made a great first step to finding the help that you may need. It sounds like you are going through a lot and the people around you are not being supportive. You deserve to be treated with respect, to experience acceptance and to feel safe.

    We want you to know that you are strong for having gone through so much already. It is perfectly okay to deviate from what others or the common population believe to be “normal”. You’re bravery and resilience is so admirable. You are so strong for having gone through so much without having the acceptance that you do deserve for just being you. Remember that you are not alone. If you ever want to talk more about what you are experiencing or get additional support we are here 24/7 at 1800-RUNAWAY or our live chat service. The GLBT National Hotline at 1888-843-4564 is another option to gain great support from those that are familiar with the issues and experiences of those that are also a part of the LGBTQ community. You can access their website link bellow to utilize all the other possibly useful resources they have to offer: http://www.glbthotline.org/

    Please keep in mind you by no means deserve any type of abuse, emotional or otherwise. Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often harder to provide evidence for compared to physical abuse which is often what CPS relies on when conducting an abuse investigation. That said, we can’t be 100% sure what the outcome will be if your local CPS decides to open a case based on what you share. Sometimes CPS decides to remove minors from the home and other times they offer services such as family counseling or mediation instead. The only way to know the outcome might be to reach out to them directly and if you’re ready to do that we are here to help you through that process. Reaching out to Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 or www.childhelp.org may help to get a better understanding of what may happen before and after a report is made.

    You mentioned that you were considering the options that may be best for you. By all means, if you do fear for your safety either now or in the future, do not hesitate to take the necessary steps to regain your safety. This may mean calling the authorities or possibly reporting the things you may be experiencing. Other options to think about may be other family members, friends, or a trusted adults that would be able to provide you with support or a safe place to stay. It is great that you thinking ahead. Should you feel like leaving home is best, it may be a good idea to think about how you will provide necessities for yourself such as food, clothing, showers, healthcare and other basic needs. You may want to also consider how your parent’s will react to you leaving without permission. We are not legal experts here, but typically as a minor (under the age of 1 you need permission from your parents to leave home. It is not illegal to runaway, but it would mean that your parents could file a runaway report with the police. This is usually done in an effort to try to return you home as the police are required to do so.

    If you can give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or reach out through Live Chat we can try to find some youth shelters that may be near your city and state by utilizing our database of resources. We can also try to call out to shelters with you or on your behalf to advocate for you.


    Stay Strong,
    NRS
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